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    Kansas Firefighter/EMS Director Stricken After Drill

    Kansas Firefighter/EMS Director Stricken After Drill

    MARIA WAICKOWSKI
    Firehouse.Com News

    Towanda, Kansas Firefighter/EMS Director, Cordell French, 44, died from an apparent heart attack after returning home from a fire department drill on August 28 at 9:30 p.m.

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    French, Cordell W. "Cory"

    Age: 44
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter/EMS Director
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 08/28/2004
    Duty Type: After
    Incident Time: 16:00
    Activity Type: Other
    Death Date: 08/28/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Towanda Fire/Rescue
    110 South 3rd Street
    Towanda , Kansas 67144
    Chief: T.C. Pyle

    Final Summary:
    Firefighter French and the members of his fire department participated in a drill involving hose line usage, map training, and vehicle maintenance. The drill was completed at approximately 1600hrs. Firefighter French returned home and suffered a heart attack at approximately 2000hrs. Fellow firefighters responded and provided treatment for Firefighter French. Despite their efforts, Firefighter French was pronounced dead at 2130hrs as the result of a heart attack.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    William Adkins, Box 358, Towanda, KS 67144

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2004

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